Stealth Bomber to fly over Talladega Superspeedway

The U.S. Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber will be making an appearance at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. 

The B-2 Stealth – with its 172-foot wingspan – will be part of the pre-race ceremonies for the 500, providing a flyover at the end of the national anthem.

The pilots and ground crew are from the 13th Bomb Squadron under the 509th Bomb Wing in Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The 509th Bomb Wing led the way for America’s first military response after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Talladega is certainly no stranger to unique aircrafts. Before last October’s GEICO 500, the GEICO Skytypers – a team of six SNJ-2 World War II-era planes – performed the pre-race flyover.